Had to rescue this one. It was needing attention. Introducing Popeye the 1922 touring:
Popeye has a gas tank full of rust, no upholstery, and no rust. It has a WICO magneto, Ruckstell with 3:1 gears, and Hassler shocks. The radiator is bad and the water pump leaks all over. Low band is shot, otherwise it runs OK. Generator is toasted, and the starter is about done.
I like those TIRES!! Those are my favorite.
What in the world is going on with those crazy headlight lenses?
It has a near new looking set of five Allstate (Sears Best) tires on 1927 wire wheels. They have cracks, may not be good for driving.
The headlight lenses are a period accessory.
Cool project good luck
Royce - I've got a couple tires that look like those. Mine are nylon casings which I'm told make all the difference! Been told that even the weather checked tires with nylon casings are better than the old type cotton or rayon (or whatever they were) casings.
Nice solid looking "T" by the way,....but I thought you were pretty much a "brass T" kinda' guy,......???
Did you get that one from Ivan? I may have some pictures of this T before he bought it.
Royce wont this be your 'newest' T? A Black one to go with the brass.
Great name Royce! Love it.
Royce - This looks like a good restoration project. It'll be fun to watch the progress.
Yes it was Ivan's. I promised him a ride after it is fixed but first he has to get a suitable dog.
Should be easy to fix that leaking water pump. Two bolts and hose clamp, throw it toward the iron pile.
Royce,I have several sets of top bows that will fit it.
Stan, I though all the improved cars had water pumps. Scott
Did you get the name Popeye from those headlight lens covers? Nice car, looks like a good project. Congrats!
Royce - those headlight lenses are keepers given that christening name!!! Congratulations!
If you move the spare tire from in front of the radiator and remove the water pump, maybe it would not overheat. Check the low drum. If the band has been slipping for a long time, the drum could be cracked. If the drum is a bluish color, it has been overheating.
Royce, looks like a great project, best of luck with it.
Royce - great name for a model T having those head light lenses. Looks like a fun project for you.
The engine seems pretty strong. It has a Zenith intake manifold with a Tillotson Model A carburetor. Throttle linkage is crude and needs work.......
The front suspension is unusual, with a pair of trailing links connected to ball joints on the frame replacing the wishbone. Never seen anything like it before.
"Popeye" won't work. "Sleepy" fits it better.
Lol Ivan is right. Now that I see those headlamp lenses up close. Sleepy looks exhausted.
Thanks for the Better picture of the headlight lenses. We can see how charming they really are. Now everyone will want some. It amazes me how many variations of T's there are. They each seem to take on their own personality.
The rest of the story. I also have a 27' Roadster that is my main ride. My dearly departed dog "Sparky" told me a few years ago that if MAW wanted to ride with us I would have to get a Touring. Things came to pass and we moved from our ranch near Dallas to Georgetown, TX. Now I have no shop and the 22' just sat. Along came Royce and rescued "Sleepy". Before I started to restore it was a pretty good driver.
Is Royce gonna remove water pump?. Stay tuned!
I'm surprised he didn't take it off before he put Sleepy on the trailer.
Looks like the perfect car for a 'hard luck' drive to the coffee shop, and then moan about how times are so rough now! Some old britches and a rope belt outta help! Nice catch!
Nice looking touring and some interesting accessories.
If you find a body number on the right front floor board riser please let me know. Beaudett (also spelled Beaudette) was still stamping that area with a letter, number, and then the year in the first half of calendar year 1922 (ref: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/A-B.htm scroll down to Beaudett). I don't know if any other body makers were doing that or not.
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I have a no name....Zenith style?? manifold with a Tillotson Model A style carburetor on my touring. Have been running it for 10 years and am very happy with how it performs. Still get around 20 MPG. If you remove the manifold/carb. please let me know as I would be very interested.
Don't throw that set up in the junk pile....I would buy it. Also, what is the ignition set up?
I like it too! The Magneto is a Wico with impulse coupling. It throws quite a hot spark. I like it a lot too.
Popeye is actually a 1923 titled as a '22 I found out after seeing the (slanted) windshield for the first time this morning. There are no numbers stamped in the floorboard riser. The car has a metal firewall, may or may not be original as it has a different patina than the adjoining body. The car is an assemblage of neat stuff, not a time capsule by any means.
Actually Royce, the previous owner called it "Frankenstein".
Thanks for checking for the number. It looks like it will make a fun T.
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